Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
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Why finance at Stryker?
Are you looking for a profitable and growing company with a great culture and reputation?Stryker is the only company with 40 consecutive years of sales growth and was recently named the #5 Best Workplace in the WORLD by Fortune! Here, you will have many opportunities to learn and grow as we offer development opportunities unique for each employees needs including training, certifications, mentorship, leadership programs, tuition reimbursement, one-on-one coaching and more!
This is a management position that contributes and achieves results through others. Accountable for financial reporting, planning and analysis, as well as statutory reporting and tax compliance. Analyze the organization's financial results and other financial indicators to forecast it's short, medium, and long-term cash flow position. Evaluate and recommend investments, funding sources, and other financial instruments that will meet these cash flow needs. Advise senior management on financial matters and on the potential impact of current and future laws and regulations on the operation of the organization. Provide technical expertise and advice on financial and tax issues to functional or operational areas managers to help them develop revenue and expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities. Select, and manage ongoing relationships with, external consultants and advisors (e.g., tax advisors, accounting firms) to ensure the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Provide financial partnership to the business and ensure results consistent with budget and projections/forecasts, challenge spending to reduce total costs, and provide visibility to spending and key metrics to drive performance improvements and standardisation.
Direct oversight of team that ensures accurate and timely completion of monthly reporting, projections, and annual cost standard development.
Lead and provide monthly analyses and concisely communicate results to senior management and project teams.
Deliver high-quality, concise narratives of significant variances to prior year, budget, and forecast. Highlight trends and significant drivers of forecast.
Ensure accounting and financial controls are applied consistently throughout the group.
Liaise with our external auditors and produce complex FRS102 financial statements for our Irish and UK operations in a timely manner.
Statutory ownership of our European Headquarters as well as ownership of Corporate financial and tax packages.
Interact with our external tax advisors and finance teams to achieve the highest possible compliance for our Irish operations.
Lead the annual CCF meeting with the Irish Tax Revenue Commissioners.
Deliver intelligent and creative solutions for tax and accounting issues both reactively and proactively and presenting solutions to complex technical issues.
Responsibility for recruitment, goal setting, performance management, and identifying training and development needs for the Accounting Team.
Lead technical accounting projects and new system implementations (SAP).
Participate in delivery of and development of finance training for cross functional teams. Ensure all SOX and internal audit controls are adhered.
Active participation in our Global Quality and Operations finance compliance team.
Create strong business partnerships and manage service levels with senior internal stakeholders and external third-party service providers.
Collaborate with stakeholders in the business to drive cross-functional performance improvements.
Business travel may be required on an ad hoc basis.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Hold a recognized professional accounting qualification.
Holding a recognised professional Tax qualification is preferred.
Experience working in a SOX404 environment with Detailed IFRS / US GAAP knowledge.
Strong technical experience on FRS102.
Qualified Accountant with 8+ years Post Qualified Experience.
Previous management experience in an Audit / Public Accounting firm.
Hardworking, self-motivated and capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
Strong technical and analytical skills to deliver accurate, quality financial analysis.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with cross-functional teams and managing competing priorities, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively.
Strong people leadership skills and ability to develop people.
Strong focus on stakeholder management and internal business partnering.
Strong focus on controls, governance and risk mitigation management.
End to end knowledge of ERP systems - SAP experience is desirable.
Proficient with Microsoft Office - experience with Hyperion Financial Management would be an advantage.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK